[RFC] Reduce SPAM posts by making samba-technical members-only to post

John H Terpstra - Samba Team jht at samba.org
Wed May 13 14:30:07 GMT 2009

Björn Jacke wrote:
> On 2009-05-13 at 07:00 -0500 Gerald Carter sent off:
>> My experience is that people most people subscribe
>> after they see the initial "members-only posting" auto
>> reply.
> instead of auto reply I would prefer if that could be handled at mail receive
> time inside the MTA via an ACL or so. Otherwise I fear that mail.samba.org will
> sooner or later be listed on RBLs as we start sending colateral spam to faked
> sender addresses with auto replies.
> Just my 2¢ on this ...
> Björn

We do not use auto-reply.  I am NOT in favor of auto reply.  We must
carefully filter all messages that arrive from non-subscribers.  This
takes time, but it is the only way to avoid responding to a spammer and
also to avoid junking legitimate mail.

- John T.

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